Finally – Bill Clinton admits what Republicans have been saying about his wife for years: She’s like a demon.
Of course, he didn’t quite put it that way. Rather, the former president was discussing the hopeful president’s health condition on the campaign trail, and in that context, offered up what he said was the likely reason for her failing physical condition.
His words, during an interview on PBS with Charlie Rose, while explaining Clinton’s health, according to NBC:
“Rarely, but on more than one occasion of the last many, many years, the same sort of thing’s happened to her where she got severely dehydrated. She’s worked like a demon, as you know, as secretary of State and as senator and in the years since.”
He also said, the Independent Journal Review reported: “Because frequently – well not frequently, rarely – but on more than one occasion, over the last many, many years, the same sort of thing happened to her when she got severely dehydrated.”
Clinton then assured his wife was “doing fine” and “looked like a million bucks [Monday] morning,” just hours after she abruptly left a September 11 memorial event in obvious physical distress.
Her campaign tried to pass off the sudden stage departure as due to fatigue and the heat, but it was then revealed – two days later – Clinton was actually suffering from pneumonia.
Clinton, on PBS, said she had previously suffered “the same sort” of health conditions, and that concerned Americans ought not to worry.
Clinton also said he wife was not going to take a break from the campaign trail. And Clinton the presidential hopeful, meanwhile, took to Twitter to say essentially the same.
“Thanks to everyone who’s reached out with well wishes! I’m feeling fine and getting better -H,” @HillaryClinton said in a tweet.
And shortly after, @HillaryClinton sent another: “Like anyone who’s ever been home sick from work, I’m just anxious to get back out there. See you on the trail soon.-H.”